Baby Henke’s Shower | Rochester, MI

“Every good and perfect gift is from above.” James 1:17

I had a blast photographing Baby Henke’s shower. I am so glad I was able capture this special day for the family. This baby shower was gorgeous! From the center pieces to the way the peaches were displayed, no detail was left unturned. The lighting was beautiful, but not as beautiful as the mommy-to-be!

I think my favorite part of the shower had to be the baby books. Christina had each table draw something in the cover of a book that was left on the table and then write a little note to Baby Henke. Baby Henke’s bookshelf will definitely be stocked with some pretty awesome, personalized books.

I am so excited for Christina and Frank. Their perfect, little miracle will be making his debut in just a few short weeks! He is going to be so spoiled with love… especially by his THREE big sisters :). ?

Dino Gordon | Macomb, MI

It has been forever since I’ve made a blog post! I’m definitely guilty of letting life get in the way, but what better way to start my blog back up than with a post of the newest addition to our family?!

Introducing… Dino Gordon Russo!

People always ask where we got his name from. Is Dino a family name? Nope! We actually came up with Dino after purchasing a fridge for our new home. My husband’s friend was selling us our fridge and we somehow got to talking about his Uncle Dino. The next day, I woke up with the name Dino on my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking about the name and I FINALLY knew that that was going to be my baby boy’s name. I instantly called my husband at work and he totally agreed. It was the first time we actually agreed on a name throughout my whole pregnancy. Dino’s middle name, Gordon, is my dad’s middle name. I wanted to be able to honor my dad by giving his grandson a part of his name. We would have used my dad’s first name, however, Kurt really didn’t go with Dino.

We welcomed Dino into our family on 6/14/16 at 4:05pm. He weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 inches long. He was a whole pound heavier than his big brother at birth! Oh and you know what’s really cool about his birth date?… It’s the same forward as it is backwards! I didn’t even notice that until someone pointed it out to me.

My husband took on the job as photographer during Dino’s birth. I wanted to hire a birth photographer, but Ronnie said he’d totally do it for me. I’m so proud of him. He captured some amazing, raw moments during Dino’s delivery and I’m so happy to have these moments frozen in time. Some of the photos he took are posted below.

Dino is already 7 weeks old. Man… time flies when you’re having fun! He’s already flashing momma his gummy, little smile and rolling over from back to front. I couldn’t believe my eyes when he rolled over the other day. I thought it was just going to be a one time thing… nope, he kept rolling over again and again today! It’s all down hill from here haha.

Dino’s big brother, Ronnie, just adores him. He loves giving Dino kisses and reads to him every morning. Ronnie has been an amazing big brother and momma’s helper. He pops Dino’s paci back it when it falls out and throws dirty diapers away in the garbage. I’ve never seen a kid get so excited about throwing something away haha. You’d think I was giving him a cookie or something (his favorite food)!

I’m excited to say that I am getting back into the photography grind. I took some time off for a semi maternity leave, but have some shoots coming up and can’t wait to let my creativity flow.

Stay tuned for some more shoots, blog posts and as always… thanks for your support! Stefanie Russo Photography had its first birthday in June. It’s hard to believe I’ve been in business for over a year. I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my family, friends and clients :). Love you all!